Shreveport city council members chipped away at 18 portions of the 2012 1.3-billion dollar operating budget.
"We have not really sat down and looked at spending," explained Sam Jenkins.
Council memebers voted on all eighteen funds Tuesday. The first approved: the capital improvements budget and later, street improvements were addressed.
"It's all screwed up, chipped off have to go back and some places don't have sidewalks," added Charles Philyaw. "It's not good."
In the end, councilors added three million additional dollars towards street improvements from the operating reserves fund.
"This money would be better remaining in the general fund and helping our books as oppose to bringing it over into streets," said Sam Jenkins.
"Inventory system I think there's sounds like married to that program and I wouldn't suggest that we spend this three-million by January first," added Oliver Jenkins.
Mayor Cedric Glover voiced his concerns about the vote adding it would weaken the bond rating by agencies.
"To simply say that what we want to be just as good as we were last year," said Glover. "I don't think is an exceptable reason to take this action."
Other than street repairs all but city court and marshal's office employees will get raises. Those departments are receiving raises from it's own funds.